SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: Bridge/Night School
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 4: Quality Education
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 13 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Empower, strengthen and transform night schools to ensure the youth learn better and earn better; Improving quality of education for working students; etc.
Supported by:
Bajaj Finance Ltd.; HDB Financial Services; Deutsche Equities India Pvt. Ltd.; Foundacion Educacion y Cooperacion; Great Eastern CSR Foundation; Quantum Advisors Pvt. Ltd.; Michael & Susan Dell Foundation; HCL Foundation
Key Trustees:
Nikita Ketkar; Vineet V. Ketkar; Vidya Shah; Dr. Chandrashekhar Bangargi; Suryakant Deshpande
Recognition: Global Rising Star Award Co-sponsored by Global Fund for Children and Star Foundation - 2014
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 82.9% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 38.0%
Average: Rs4 cr Highest: Rs75 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • ₹2,000/- or more as General Donation
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Improving Quality and Building Capacity of Night Schools
  • Masoom's founder, Ms. Nikita Ketkar, felt the need and urgency for better quality education at night schools in Mumbai as the system failed to meet students' expectations. Masoom was set up to bridge this gap and empower night school students to realize their fullest potential and get better jobs.
  • Programs: (I) Masoom's Night School Transformation Program (NSTP) has a three-pronged approach: 1) Education, Infrastructure & Inputs: Basic amenities like nutrition, notebooks, textbooks, science labs, and e-learning material. 2) Capacity Building of Stakeholders: Training and workshops for teachers, headmasters, trustees, parents, and students. 3) Advocacy: Initiatives to bring about policy level changes in favor of night schools. (II) Career Cell: Provides vocational training and career guidance to students of NSTP who have completed Std X. (III) Tech on Wheels (ToW): Mobile bus imparting digital literacy to underprivileged students.
  • Outcome: 1) Covered 22,00+ direct beneficiaries so far. 2) Grown from 2 night schools and 180 students in FY09 to 74 night schools and 6,000 students in FY19. 3) Attendance is ~62%. 4) Through Masoom's advocacy efforts, 4,000+ students of all night schools have access to the evening meal scheme of the Central Government. 5) 532 students of the Career Cell program placed so far. 6) Digital Literacy provided to 1,300 students through Tech on Wheels.
12 cr
11 cr
Source : Audit Report 2020